Lakota children playing outside.

From reading, writing, math and of course recess, St. Joseph’s Indian School provides the Lakota children with a solid, well-rounded education.

For 24 years, Joe and Wendy have hosted an annual motorcycle ride to raise funds for the Lakota youngsters attending St. Joseph’s Indian School. Together, Joe and his friends have raised thousands of dollars!

Many years ago, Joe and his wife Wendy traveled out West. While in South Dakota, they stopped at St. Joseph’s to see the school Wendy had been supporting for so many years.

“After our visit, we got to talking about ways we could raise more money back home and get our friends interested.” The pair decided to organize a motorcycle run in their Pennsylvania community, and the event has grown steadily. Last year, the run raised over $3,500!

2010 Motorcycle run group.

The 2010 St. Joe’s Indian School run raised over $3,500 for the Lakota boys and girls!

“It’s been a great event,” said Joe. “The weather always seems to cooperate and we’ve got a lot of different entertainment and events going on after the ride bike games and a show, food and door prizes. Since Wendy and I actually visited the school, we know the money is being put to good use. We are proud to have supported the many changes or updates or improvements that have taken place over the years.”

Thanks to the generosity of friends like Joe and Wendy, St. Joseph’s Indian School is able to provide the Lakota (Sioux) children with:

Angelina studying in her Native American studies class.

Students have Native American Studies class as part of our regular curriculum and also participate in our annual powwow.

  • Safe, secure housing on our campus
  • A top-notch education
  • Extra-curricular sports and activities
  • Nutritious food and warm clothing

Pilamayathank you — Joe, Wendy and other riders for your support! Click here for more information or to register for the 24th Annual St. Joseph’s Indian School Run, to be held August 27, 2011.


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